Scooter Tips and Tricks with Halfords


I was recently asked by Halfords if the boys would like to try out some of their scooter tips and tricks. They both love their scooters, and so we decided to go for a nice long walk and try.


The boys riding their scooters


They did of course make sure they had their helmets on… or rather as usual I had to make them wear them. Looking at how many bruises are all over my youngest’s legs at the moment, at least protecting his head seems like a good idea.


I suspect clumsiness may be genetic. I have scars on my knees from when I was his age, as I was always falling over. Not a lot has changed, it is still rare for me to not have some sort of bruise on myself.


The skills we tried were the Hippy Jump, the Bunny Hop, the Pop up Wheelie and the Pogo. These may all sound like a different language to you, like they did to me. If so, scroll down and see the infographic designed by Halfords, which shows how to do each of the stunts. Your children might enjoy trying to master some of them on their own scooters.


Below is a very small video from my Instagram account of the boys doing the Hippy Jump. It is one of the easiest and a great place for your own children to start.




The boys are always flying around on their scooters, as you can probably tell from how worn their scooters are starting to look. My eldest even has his own electric scooter now, which is surprisingly fast.


I love that riding a scooter gets them outside a lot in the fresh air and enjoying themselves. They are always careful and follow the rules I have given them about using their scooters. Mostly as I have threatened to lock them in the car boot if not… the scooters that is, not the children.


If your own children would like to try some stunts, or if you would like to know how to keep them safe whilst they are on their scooters, check out the infographic images below for some really handy tips from Halfords. It shows not only the equipment you can use to protect them, but also gives advice on where it is safe for them to ride them.


Halfords also show you which of the scooters they stock would be perfect for each type of trick. Don’t believe your child if they claim to need to buy a scooter for each trick though. You can master them on any of the scooters, Halfords are just letting you know the optimal one depending on your child’s favourite trick.


I hope your children/grandchildren/nieces/nephews/random child you know have a lot of fun with this!


Stevie x


Halfords' Scooter tips and tricks infographic

Scooter tips and tricks with Halfords

Halfords scooter tips and tricks

Halfords scooter tips and tricks


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  1. 27 August 2016 / 7:17 pm

    Those look fab and love the tricks your boys are trying out! However, I think they should video you trying out some of the tricks too, lol! :) x

  2. 27 August 2016 / 10:59 pm

    They look like such a team on their scooters. And I do LOVE an infographic! x

  3. 2 September 2016 / 7:11 am

    I used to cycle past kids and Mums on their scooters through Chelsea in the mornings. It used to FREAK me out how close they got to the busy Kings Road traffic and how the parents would be able to do nothing if one slipped into the road. Scooter safety is so important! I am hoping my little one doesn’t want a scooter, but I think I am going to be disappointed! #picknmix

  4. 2 September 2016 / 7:21 am

    That’s a fantastic infographic! We got my son a scooter from a nearly new sale, but at 3 my son is still a little sceptical about the whole thing, hopefully he’ll warm up to it soon! #PicknMix

  5. 2 September 2016 / 7:25 am

    My husband can’t wait until the kids are big enough to learn tricks on their scooters so they can join him at the skate park every week!
    Your two boys sound like they have great fun on theirs, even if they do get cuts and bruises

  6. 2 September 2016 / 7:53 am

    What a great post. Well done to your boys on the tricks.

  7. Cheryl @ ReimerandRuby
    2 September 2016 / 7:57 am

    Enjoyed watching the video. I think my kids would love to try some of these scooter stunts as well, or maybe they had already, lol. #PicknMix

  8. 2 September 2016 / 8:20 am

    these tricks look amazing – my sone will love them so will show him later – thank you for sharing #PickNMix

  9. 2 September 2016 / 11:28 am

    I’m dreading my teen daughters getting hold of this! They’ll be dusting off the scooters from the shed and giving it a go! They lived on their scooters when they were little. I have had a go myself but feel unsafe. I think my centre of gravity is all wrong!! xx #PicknMix

  10. 2 September 2016 / 11:34 am

    My little boy got a scooter for his birthday. As he is only 2, I don’t think he will be doing tricks any time soon but he is certainly having fun learning how to use it #picknmix

  11. Sarahbel
    2 September 2016 / 11:55 am

    Ooh i like the infographic, very snazzy! The boys look like they’re having a blast! #picknmix

  12. 2 September 2016 / 12:30 pm

    I think I would need to invest in the knee pads for my youngest girl, she is always covered in bruises from simple things like gymnastics. The tricks look fun though. #picknmix

  13. 2 September 2016 / 1:51 pm

    I really want a scooter now!! My eldest has just started going on a scooter but I’ll leave it a bit before trying to get her to do the Tail Whip…. she’s only 2.5!! #PickNMix

  14. 2 September 2016 / 4:32 pm

    Oh wow! May daughter is super jealous with this. She is so up with doing little tricks. :)
    Thank you for hosting, huni. x

  15. 2 September 2016 / 5:42 pm

    Brilliant idea. My eldest is still a little young for stunts yet. Looks like your boys had a great time #PicknMix

  16. 3 September 2016 / 3:15 am

    ohhh love an infographic : ) the hippy jump – cool! my boy is three so only just scooting along but he loves it :) #picknmix

  17. 3 September 2016 / 7:44 am

    Looks like they had fun. The tricks sound great. My middle boy has a scooter but he’s not quite at the state of tricks- he’s only just mastered making it go forward! Hopefully soon though as I think he would love these! #picknmix

  18. 3 September 2016 / 8:20 pm

    Super tips and can really help. Both my boys are really getting into scooting X #picknmix

  19. 3 September 2016 / 10:03 pm

    I would probably break my legs trying to do any of those stunts, thank god my two are too young just yet but I will keep this post in mind when they eventually mither me for a scooter lol #picknmix

  20. 4 September 2016 / 5:56 pm

    How brilliant! My boys love their scooters and even at 4 Finley loves trying trick – me not so much lol! #picknmix xx

  21. 4 September 2016 / 8:08 pm

    That looks so much fun! My daughter’s a bit small for tricks but I know she’d love this video! #PicknMix

  22. 6 September 2016 / 11:51 am

    Really interesting. My two love their scooters x #picknmix

  23. 6 September 2016 / 6:08 pm

    Such fun tricks! My son is only 3 but he is starting to get to grips with his little scooter now X #picknmix

  24. 6 September 2016 / 7:38 pm

    looks like fun:) My boy ito small for that but definitley he will get it in the future #PicknMixs

  25. 8 September 2016 / 9:47 pm

    We’re not old enough for scooters yet, but I’m sure the day will come when they want them – must remember the tips! #picknmix